Category Archives: DatacenterDynamics

DatacenterDynamics Colo + Cloud A Constellation of Telecom Stars and Opportunity Shines Above Dallas

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Originally posted to Data Center POST,

On September 27, the scene is set in Dallas for disruption, paradigm shifts and challenges to conventional wisdom, as the movers and shakers of the colo, cloud and data center ecosphere come together for DatacenterDynamics Colo + Cloud, the data center service provider transformation conference.

EdgeConneX®’s Chief Architect & VP of Innovation to Speak at DatacenterDynamics Enterprise 2016

Phill Lawson-Shanks to Join Panel Discussion Regarding Future-Proofing Network Architecture

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – April 18, 2016EdgeConneX®, specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, announces today that its chief architect and vice president of innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, will participate on a panel at the 2016 Datacenter Dynamics Enterprise conference. This annual two-day event takes place April 19-20, 2016 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.

Bank of America & Ticketmaster Share DC Optimization Stories

Software-defined data center to dominate the airwaves at New York conference

dcd16The newly launched “Software-Defined” conference track at DCD Enterprise in New York on April 19-20 will explore the subject from every angle. “SDDC simply means that no layer of the converged infrastructure layers will escape being set free from proprietary hardware; abstracted, virtualized and delivered ‘as-a-service’,” says Bruce Taylor, EVP DatacenterDynamics. “The journey towards the true SDDC is data-driven and requires automation at every layer of the stack including DCIM and now DSCO.” 

Open–IX Association Executive Director to Speak at DatacenterDynamics Europe in London

Executive Director Gabe Cole to Participate in Dual Panels Focused on Network and Open Data Center Innovation as Well as Software-Defined Data Centers

Open-IX LogoBLOOMINGDALE, MI, USA – November 13, 2015 – The Open-IX Association (OIX), a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges, announces that its Executive Director, Gabe Cole, will speak on two panels at DatacenterDynamics Europe, to be held November 18-19, 2015 at the Excel London, Prince Regent in London, U.K.

On November 18 at 4:20 p.m., Mr. Cole, alongside panelists from the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), EMEA, Primary Data, Tintri and Kaminaro, as well as moderator Max Smolaks, Editor at DatacenterDynamics, will participate in the panel “Software-Defined Data Centers – Realizing the Practical Realities of a Software-Defined Future.” This discussion will look at the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) and its ability to address the yottabyte traffic that will traverse networks by 2030. Mr. Cole will offer additional insights into open Software-Defined Networking (SDN) platforms and SDDC in the enterprise versus hyper-scale environments.

On November 19 at 12:40 p.m., Mr. Cole will join representatives from Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV), Linaro and moderator Peter Judge, Global Editor at DatacenterDynamics, on the panel “Are You Ready for Open Infrastructure? What We’ve Learned So Far…” The panel will explore the implementation of open infrastructure solutions from a variety of IT perspectives and provide real-world insights for organizations evaluating such solutions. Panelists will also discuss the implications of open infrastructure and the likely impact on existing IT processes and resources as well as new skills requirements, the impact of open infrastructure on the current infrastructure and operations management model, serviceability, and financial considerations and planning.

A two-day event, DatacenterDynamics Europe brings together over 3,000 senior business, operations and technology professionals as well as industry-leading practitioners from the world’s major data center and cloud providers to discuss the very engine that drives today’s industry-leading innovations, including the Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities, big data and clouds. The program will run separate tracks on IT and networks, critical environment, design and strategy, and solutions, in addition to application and cloud, and stacking IT. Featuring over 130 speakers across 90 sessions, the conference includes expert presentations, interactive workshops and innovation labs centered on SDN, hyper converged, open architecture, Network Function Virtualization (NFV), web scale and disaggregation.

Organized and operated by volunteers from the Internet, the Open-IX Association is dedicated to increasing the reliability, resiliency and competitiveness of massive-scale interconnection for all. With the help of broad participation of interconnect and data center professionals, the Association has successfully developed Internet Exchange and data center consensus-based community standards and certified 27 data centers and six exchanges since its establishment in 2013.

To request a meeting with the OPEN-IX® team at DatacenterDynamics Europe, email OpenIX@imillerpr.com or stop by stand number TP4 in the Media Café. 

About Open-IX Association
The Open-IX Association (OIX) is an Internet community effort to improve the landscape of Internet peering and massive-scale interconnection. OIX encourages the development of neutral and distributed Internet exchanges while promoting uniform standards of performance for interconnections backed by the Internet community. The Association aims to promote common and uniform specifications for data transfer and physical connectivity and improve overall Internet performance by developing criteria and methods of measurement to reduce the complexity that restricts massive-scale interconnection in fragmented markets. The OIX Board is comprised of volunteer representatives from the Internet community, including William Charnock, Christian Koch, Chris Malayter, Keith Mitchell, Josh Snowhorn, David Temkin, and Barry Tishgart. New elected board members for 2016 are Greg Hankins and Vinay Nagpal, and David Temkin, who was re-elected, will be returning to the Board along with current Board members Charnock, Koch, Malayter and Snowhorn. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org.

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OpenIX@imillerpr.com

EdgeConneX® to Speak at DatacenterDynamics As-A-Service in Chicago

Chief Architect and Vice President of Innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, to Present on Network Edge Data Centers                          

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – October 26, 2015EdgeConneX®, specializing in global hosting solutions at the edge of the network, announces today that its Chief Architect and Vice President of Innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, will participate on a panel at DatacenterDynamics As-A-Service, taking place October 27-28, 2015 at the Hilton Chicago.

Open-IX Association Director Gabe Cole to Speak at DCD As-A-Service Chicago

As originally written and published on Data Center POST

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Though predictions about overall IoT growth tend to differ from report to report, one thing is clear: IoT growth over the next few years will be massive. In fact, according to Gartner, as many as 25 billion global connected devices will be in use by 2020—an increase of about 30 percent from 2014. With these figures in mind, it is anticipated that IoT growth will lead to several challenges for businesses as they struggle to handle increased network traffic and data volumes.

Open–IX Association to Speak at DatacenterDynamics As-A-Service in Chicago

Executive Director Gabe Cole to Participate in Two Panels Focused on Network and Open Data Center Innovation

Open-IX LogoCAMBRIDGE, MA, USA – October 14, 2015 – The Open-IX Association (OIX), a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges, announces that its Executive Director, Gabe Cole, will speak at DatacenterDynamics As-A-Service, to be held October 27-28, 2015 at the Hilton Chicago.

Mr. Cole, joined by a representative from Google, will participate in the panel “Delivering a Low Latency, Very High Performance Network Fabric to Deal with Soaring Enterprise Data Dissemination Needs,” taking place at 10:20 AM on October 27. The panel will explore enterprises’ increased use of bandwidth-intensive applications such as videoconferencing and their impact on existing networks. Mr. Cole will also discuss how Open-IX is enabling open, low latency and high-performance architecture to help overcome today’s data-driven network challenges.

The next day, October 28 at 3:00 PM, Cole will join a plenary panel discussion, “Mapping the New Open Data Center Innovation Genome,” along with senior executives from IBM, StackingIT, the Open Compute Project Foundation and other open-source oriented organizations. The panel will explore the ongoing transformation of the data center and cloud infrastructure sectors from a vendor-driven, closed, proprietary and monolithic technology ecosphere to one of open-sourced, knowledge-community-designed and distributed technology.  The session will also examine the business implications of an open-sourced data center and cloud technology services market, including the accompanying effects on the economics, transparency, performance and resilience of these services, and emerging technologies. Additionally, Mr. Cole will address the growth and overall mission of OPEN-IX®, which develops and promotes open, uniform standards for data centers, among other organizational imperatives.

A two-day event, DCD As-A-Service brings together senior business, operations and technology professionals from the world’s major colocation, cloud, telecoms and other data center and managed service providers to discuss the future of the rapidly growing data center sector. The program will run separate tracks on infrastructure deployment strategies, design, and operational efficiency, in addition to platform interoperability, investment, and demand-side dynamics. Featuring over 70 speakers across 55 sessions, the conference includes interactive workshops and a series of C-suite level roundtables.

Organized and operated by volunteers from the Internet, the Open-IX Association aims to increase the reliability, resiliency and competitiveness of massive-scale interconnection for all. With the help of broad participation of interconnect and data center professionals, the Association has successfully developed Internet Exchange and data center consensus-based community standards and certified 27 data centers and five exchanges since its establishment in 2013.

To request a meeting with the OPEN-IX® team at DatacenterDynamics As-A-Service, email OpenIX@imillerpr.com. 

About Open-IX Association
The Open-IX Association (OIX) is an Internet community effort to improve the landscape of Internet peering and massive-scale interconnection. OIX encourages the development of neutral and distributed Internet exchanges while promoting uniform standards of performance for interconnections backed by the Internet community. The Association aims to promote common and uniform specifications for data transfer and physical connectivity and improve overall Internet performance by developing criteria and methods of measurement to reduce the complexity that restricts massive-scale interconnection in fragmented markets. The OIX Board is comprised of volunteer representatives from the Internet community, including William Charnock, Christian Koch, Chris Malayter, Keith Mitchell, Josh Snowhorn, David Temkin, and Barry Tishgart. New elected board members for 2016 are Greg Hankins and Vinay Nagpal, and David Temkin, who was re-elected, will be returning to the Board along with current Board members Charnock, Koch, Malayter and Snowhorn. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org.

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Media Inquiries:
iMiller Public Relations
Tel: +1 866 307 2510
OpenIX@imillerpr.com

Ferocious Change Gives Rise to a Ferocious Conference

DataCenterDynamicsConLogoThe DatacenterDynamics As‐A‐Service Conference and Expo, taking place at the Hilton Chicago on October 27-28, 2015, is the inaugural two-day leadership forum created to serve all stakeholders in the rapidly evolving ecosystem for data centers, outsourced IT, and cloud infrastructure and services. With DatacenterDynamics just‐published forecasts indicating enterprise spending on outsourcing will double to $57B in just five short years, progressive-minded senior executives and technology professionals keen to anticipate the future of the data center industry have every reason—economic and technological—to block out these two days on their fall calendars.

Webair CTO Sagi Brody to Speak at DatacenterDynamics Internet

Presentation to Focus on Effective Troubleshooting Practices for Technical Teams

Webair LogoNEW YORK, NY, July 14, 2015 – Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces that its Chief Technology Officer, Sagi Brody, will present at DatacenterDynamics (DCD) Internet, the webscale data center transformation event taking place at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis July 30-31, 2015.